Right Hand Technique for ‘Ukulele: A Detailed Guide to Strumming & Picking

Octopus’s Garden ‘Ukulele Chords By The Beatles

Every once in a while The Beatles would let Ringo have a moment. My favorite is Octopus’s Garden from Abbey Road. It’s a fabulous beginner song for ‘ukulele.

Octopus’s Garden is a completely charming tune. Pair it with an ‘ukulele and you have a winning combination.

Here’s how to play the chords.

AbbeyRoadOctopus’s Garden
The Beatles
Abbey Road
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C             Am 
I'd like to be under the sea
     F                        G       
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade
C             Am 
He'd let us in knows where we've been
      F                        G
In his Octopus's Garden in the shade
Am
I'd ask my friends to come and see     
F              G
An Octopus's Garden with me
C             Am  
I'd like to be under the sea
      F           G             C
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade

C               Am 
We would be warm below the storm
       F                           G
In our little hideaway beneath the waves
C               Am 
Resting our head on the sea bed
      F                       G
In an Octopus's Garden near a cave
Am
We would sing and dance around
F                  G
Because we know we can't be found
C             Am
I'd like to be under the sea
      F          G             C
In an Octopus's Garden in the shade

C             Am 
We would shout and swim about
   F                            G
The coral that lies beneath the waves
C               Am
Oh, what joy for every girl and boy
F                                 G
Knowing they're happy and they're safe
Am
We would be so happy, you and me
F                               G
No one there to tell us what to do
C              Am
I'd like to be under the sea
F               G           Am
In an Octopus's Garden with you
F               G           Am
In an Octopus's Garden with you
F               G           C      G/  C/
In an Octopus's Garden with you

By Brad Bordessa

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I’m an ‘ukulele artist from Honoka’a, Hawai’i, where I run this site from a little plantation house in the jungle. I’ve taught workshops internationally, made Herb Ohta Jr. laugh until he cried, and once borrowed a uke to jam with HAPA onstage in my boardshorts. More about me